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UNGA President Submits Draft Procedural Resolution on Technology Dialogues[viewed]

UN General Assembly President John Ashe submitted for adoption by the 68th UNGA a resolution on the four structured dialogues on possible arrangements for a facilitation mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies. The draft procedural resolution resulted from the informal consultations co-facilitated by Paul Seger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland, and Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Deputy Permanent Representative of Brazil, on 9 September 2014, in New York, US.

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Civil Society Gives Input to Post-2015 Synthesis Report[viewed]

UN General Assembly President John Ashe held an interactive meeting to hear civil society representatives' recommendations on the forthcoming synthesis report of the UN Secretary-General on the post-2015 development agenda. The hearing took place on 9 September 2014, in New York, US, in preparation for the High-level Stocktaking event on the same topic.

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UN Secretary-General Reports on Rio+20 Follow-up, Post-2015 Preparations[viewed]

An advance, unedited version of a UN Secretary-General report to the 69th UN General Assembly provides an update on the follow-up to Rio+20 and preparation for the intergovernmental negotiations for the post-2015 development agenda. ‘Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) and of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20)' conveys the status of these processes as of August 2014.

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UNITAR, Yale Organize Third Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy[viewed]

Scholars and policy experts discussed the role of human rights and the environment in the post-2015 development agenda and future climate change regime at the third UNITAR/Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy. 'Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post-2015 Development, and the Future Climate Regime' took place at the Yale Law School and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in New Haven, Connecticut, US, from 5-7 September 2014, organized in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Development Programme (UNDP), and World Resources Institute (WRI).

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OWG Report to be "Main Basis" for SDGs in Post-2015 Agenda[viewed]

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has decided that the proposal of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “shall be the main basis for integrating sustainable development goals into the post-2015 development agenda,” according to a resolution adopted in a plenary meeting on 10 September 2014 (A/68/L.61, as orally revised, and issued officially as A/RES/68/309).

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2014 SEED Awards Celebrate African, Low-Carbon and Women's Enterprises [viewed]

A total of 41 enterprises from Africa and elsewhere have received the 2014 SEED Award, which celebrates innovative social and environmental start-up enterprises in developing and emerging economies tackling key sustainable development challenges at community level. The awards were announced during the 2014 SEED Awards Africa Symposium, held from 10-11 September 2014, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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NGOs Outline Position on Paris Agreement [viewed]

Christian Aid, Green Alliance, Greenpeace, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) have published a report outlining what needs to be agreed at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to be held in Paris, France, in December 2015, what has changed since 1992 on the road from Rio to Paris, the prospects for an agreement and why a global agreement is needed.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Draft Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development[viewed]

In preparation for the High-level Segment of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the CBD Secretariat has circulated the draft text of the 'Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development' prepared by the Government of the Republic of Korea, for Parties' comments. The draft Declaration highlights the role of biodiversity in sustainable development and calls on Parties to integrate implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets with implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda.

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SIDS Discuss GOC Proposals for Ocean Recovery[viewed]

The conservation and sustainable use of the ocean is critical to the future of small island developing States (SIDS), according to a series of events organized by the Global Ocean Commission (GOC) at the Third International Conference on SIDS. SIDS and their development partners discussed recommendations from the GOC report 'From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean,' which makes eight proposals on restoring and protecting natural capital and services.

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UN Circulates Member States' Proposals on WCIP Outcome Document[viewed]

The President of the UN General Assembly issued a matrix compiling Member States' proposals on the draft outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP), in preparation for further intergovernmental negotiations. Specific language has been proposed on, inter alia: addressing the impact of militarizing indigenous peoples' lands and territories; respecting and utilizing indigenous peoples' knowledge in developing policies and standards on climate change mitigation and adaptation; and encouraging governments to recognize in their legislation a significant contribution of indigenous peoples in protecting Mother Earth.

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